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How Not To Be Wrong - Update

A few months ago, I posted a short review of Jordan Eilenberg’s How Not To Be Wrong: A Guide to Mathematical Thinking. TL/DR – I liked it. 62 more words


Why we need to educate parents, too

Ever since the Common Core State Standards were introduced, a barrage of parents, educators, and laymen have taken to social media to voice their discontent. Now, I’m not saying that the standards are a panacea for all that’s wrong with American education, and if you read this blog regularly you know that our vision for transforming education does not really involve standards as a key lever for change. 390 more words

21st Century

Homosexuality in the Limit

In the limit (as in mathematics), with regards to the natural biological function, and if births were strictly by procreation then there are two extreme cases: 357 more words

Philosophy And Faith

Using Maths Pathway with Year 7

This year at IGS we decided to totally revamp the way we teach mathematics in Year 7. The decision for this came about as we were unsatisfied with the current Year 7 program, which tended to focus on skill development, and was a “one-size-fits-all” course for all students, regardless of their experience of mathematics at the primary level. 601 more words

Innovative Pedagogy

Throwback Thursday: Discipline Their Minds

Imagine the following classroom assignment:

Explain the causes and impacts of the Great Influenza outbreak of 1918

If we want to save the world, we need to learn to prevent (or at least very effectively treat) pandemics like this, right? 604 more words

Stage 4: Disciplinary Thinking

Thinking With Data


Going by the voting patterns in the recently concluded Nigerian elections and the amount of misrepresentation involving numbers (and money) that made it to the Facebook pages of ordinarily intelligent folks, I got an inspiration to begin to make posts involving data – the science and art of observed statistics and the elements that drive such data, thinking and working creatively with data, pattern recognition in data, etc. 203 more words

Using Math to Save the World

Although we seldom talk about them on the blog, our husbands are big supporters and contributors to Ed to Save the World. All three of them have backgrounds in education and their advice, expertise, and humor are invaluable to our operation. 458 more words

Classroom Strategies